Lone Shieling Heritage Trail

Lone Shieling 1

Dominated by 350 year old sugar maple trees, the Grande Anse Valley is one of the largest old growth hardwood forests in the Maritimes. One of the most protected areas of the park, access is restricted to this short trail. A replica of a Scottish crofter’s hut is found at the beginning of the trail. Find out why it’s here. Keep an eye out for wildlife – moose like it here too. Located 5 minutes north of Pleasant Bay at the base of the North Mountain.

Length: 0.6 km (0.4 mi) loop
Elevation: 10 – 55 m (35 – 180 ft)
Time: 15 minutes
Significant Features: Old growth Acadian forest, Scottish heritage
Interpretive loop. Suitable for most skill levels.

Trailhead: On the Cabot Trail at the base of North Mountain

For a complete list of Cape Breton Highlands National Park hiking trails all within 1 hour of Pleasant Bay please visit:

 Parks Canada http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/randonnee-hiking.aspx